By Michal Zalewski
--Tavis Ormandy, Google Inc.
Modern internet functions are equipped on a tangle of applied sciences which have been constructed over the years after which haphazardly pieced jointly. each piece of the net program stack, from HTTP requests to browser-side scripts, comes with very important but refined safeguard results. to maintain clients secure, it's crucial for builders to hopefully navigate this landscape.
In The Tangled Web, Michal Zalewski, one of many world's most sensible browser safeguard specialists, bargains a compelling narrative that explains precisely how browsers paintings and why they're essentially insecure. instead of dispense simplistic recommendation on vulnerabilities, Zalewski examines the whole browser defense version, revealing susceptible issues and delivering the most important info for shoring up internet software protection. you are going to find out how to:
- Perform universal yet strangely advanced projects akin to URL parsing and HTML sanitization
- Use glossy safety features like Strict delivery safety, content material protection coverage, and Cross-Origin source Sharing
- Leverage many editions of the same-origin coverage to securely compartmentalize advanced net purposes and safeguard consumer credentials in case of XSS bugs
- Build mashups and embed devices with out getting stung by way of the difficult body navigation policy
- Embed or host user-supplied content material with no working into the capture of content material sniffing
For fast reference, "Security Engineering Cheat Sheets" on the finish of every bankruptcy supply prepared suggestions to difficulties you are probably to come across. With insurance extending so far as deliberate HTML5 beneficial properties, The Tangled net might help you create safe net functions that stand the try out of time.
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